Thank you

I wish to thank Lynette, Kirsty, Abigail and Tori for offering their time and allowing me to interview them for my Journalism assignment. As a first year university student the concept of sourcing, recording and publishing an interview was daunting; actually terrifying is an more appropriate term! This challenge was made easier as they all…

Students rally against proposed fee hike

Students gathered in Melbourne’s CBD today in a peaceful protest against the Government’s proposed Higher Education reforms. Traffic was brought to a standstill as the 1000 strong crowd made their way from the State Library through the city streets carrying flags and signs while chanting anti-reform sentiments. Swinburne University student Tanja Schindler who attended today’s rally…

Tori

‘I originally studied Geo-Science, then Programming, now I’m majoring in Sociology. A story I often tell about when I studied programming is that it is such a male dominated course with boys that are coming straight out of high school and they tend to be very afraid of women. The first lecture I attended I went into the…

Abigail

‘My first experience at University was when I was eighteen, my father pushed me into a Bachelor of Science which I didn’t complete but this time around it is different. This is my fourth year as a part-time student, fortunately I had some work-experience credits. I am completing an Honours year in a Bachelor of Computer Science.  My…

Kirsty

‘I completed a Diploma Professional Writing & Editing last year and I am now studying a Bachelor Writing & Publishing. I left school at fifteen with a year eight pass. I’m now thirty-nine, working in drug and alcohol recovery and so study is my joy, my balance. It’s my gift to myself. Being a mature age student…

Lynnette

‘The sixteen-year-old girl who stood in front of the Principal being told she could not go on to do years eleven and twelve was crushed.  So I would like to show my children and their children that they can reach for the stars. That if you try hard enough and never give up hope and find the…